Despots and Defectors: Stark Contrasts in North Korea
North Korea has been in the news for many reasons. These include the nation's presence at the Winter Olympics, name-calling exchanges with Donald Trump ("short and fat", "dotard", "Rocket Man"), embargoes, impounded ships, missile testing, leaked documents suggesting that China is constructing at least five refugee camps next to the border, the assassination of Kim Jong-nam in KL airport, and now news that Trump and Kim Jong-un will meet in person...
According to Time Magazine, there are up to 1000 North Korean refugees living in England. The majority live in New Maldon, which is the "largest North Korean refugee population outside South Korea". Estimates vary between fifty to two hundred thousand North Koreans living in China.
What is life like in North Korea? Why is it so bad that people have to cross frozen rivers, trek over deserts, through jungles and seek asylum in places as varied as Thailand and Mongolia?
These eighteen books for 2018 will give an insight into the mind of North Korean leaders, conditions inside the country, how difficult it is to escape, and the challenge of adjustment that refugees face once they have fled the country. Click the front cover of each book to be taken to its Amazon page.
There are your eighteen books for 2018. Here is a bonus one!
Perhaps if Bobby Egan could have a positive effect on North Korea, maybe - just maybe - we can make a bigger change than we can imagine. We make a difference to refugees and asylum seekers who live in our cities. We too can challenge the injustice that creates 65 million refugees worldwide.
"Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand up for the poor and destitute!"
Proverbs 31: 8 - 9 (The Message)
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